Epílogo 01
The Health of a River

Biology and ecology are two key words at the core of a museum that opened its doors in 2005 in Vila Nova de Cerveira. Promoted by the University of Oporto, thanks to the tenacity and hard work of its director, Carlos Antunes, the Aquamuseum do rio Minho enables the visitor to go inside an enormous aquarium, which mimics a journey along the course of the river.

The appearance of invasive species, microplastics, hormones and antidepressants is an alarming call to action. One hundred kilometres upriver, on the other bank, we find Ribadavia Ethnological Museum and a young man who is committed body and soul to the river: Juan López Muriel, fisherman and fireman; Roi to his friends.